California Assemblyman Tours Point Loma Replacement Fuel Storage Project

Last Updated : 5/26/2011 10:16:59 AM

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- California Assemblymember Toni
Atkins toured the Defense Fuel Support Point (DFSP) Fuel Storage Tanks and Facility Project at Naval Base Point Loma March 18.

Atkins toured the above-ground storage tank fuel facility, the inside of Tank "6" (one of eight future storage tanks), the low temperature thermal desorption unit, and the sedimentation basins.

She also reviewed information about the current construction status, plume remediation, thermal desorption, and rain runoff measures that NBPL has implemented.

DFSP Point Loma complex is the largest Department of Defense fuel storage and distribution facility on the West Coast.

The facility currently serves as an important fuel station for the southwestern states and the eastern Pacific, providing vital petroleum fuels, oil, and lubricants support to the Defense Department and other federal agencies.

Construction is underway to replace the fuel storage facility with eight new multi-product bulk storage tanks with a total capacity of one million barrels.

A new Fuel Oil Recovery Facility will be constructed and the current project design incorporates new sedimentation basins to optimize storm water management.

Upon completion, the fuel tanks will have the capacity for one million barrels of fuel.

The project also includes the demolition and closing of existing above ground and underground storage tanks with extensive remediation of contaminated soil at Naval Base Point Loma.

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